Archive for the ‘NLM Announcements’ Category
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2012, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:
Click here http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/files/Feb2012/NIHNiHFeb2012.pdf to download a PDF version for printing.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) recently launched a new web page titled “Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Page”: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterapps.html .
This page includes links to various mobile tools and apps that have been selected based upon utility in a disaster or emergency context and which adhere to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Selection Guidelines for non-NLM resources. The page is organized into three sections based on the type of information provided by the app or web site:
- Disaster Medicine Tools – tools which provide medical or health information that might be useful in preparing for, responding to, or recovering from a disaster or emergency.
- Disaster Resources: tools that provide information on resources that may be needed in a disaster (i.e., missing person connections, shelters, safety information).
- Hazardous Events: tools providing information on large scale events, including weather events, that might be followed before or during a disaster.
Although NLM cannot link directly to other interesting and potentially useful apps that were developed by individuals and other organizations that do not fall within the NLM Selection Guide, if another library or organization created an external web page containing links to such apps, NLM could link to this summary page. Additionally, more suggestions for tools and apps are welcome.
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
The Government of the Philippines is leading a major emergency rescue, evacuation and response operation in southern Philippines following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Washi, known locally as Sendong.
Read the initial Report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (covering the period of December 16 – 18, 2011):
Several resources are available from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Resource Center about the health impacts of flooding, including disease risks and worker and responder safety information:
The National Library of Medicine has also activated a People Locator: https://pl.nlm.nih.gov/sendong .
Google has created a Person Finder, available in English and Filipino:
Person Finder, English: http://www.google.org/personfinder/sendong?lang=en
Person Finder, Filipino: http://www.google.org/personfinder/sendong?lang=fil
[Photo credit: washingtonpost.com]
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), which provides integrated access to clinical effectiveness reviews.
NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in partnership with England’s national Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, the Cochrane Collaboration, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and other agencies in the US and abroad, now makes available more than 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews via PubMed Health. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.
Effectiveness studies are essential for informed clinical and consumer decision making. Multiple studies are necessary over time, and interpreting their complex and often conflicting results is a challenge.
Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness studies address this need with rigorous scientific methodology. However, they are scattered across the biomedical literature and the Web sites of public health agencies around the world that produce many of them. The National Library of Medicine is uniquely positioned to gather these critical clinical resources in one place.
Users of PubMed Health can:
- Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute
- See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed
- Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously
- Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and “Behind Headlines,” which looks at the research behind news stories
- Learn to make sense of research results in its “Understand clinical effectiveness” and “Behind Headlines” sections
- Share resources via e-mail and social media with “Add this”
NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/about/) or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce the launch of its new YouTube channel, at http://www.youtube.com/nlmnih.
YouTube is a free video-sharing Web site, created in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. Unregistered users may watch videos, and registered users may upload an unlimited number of videos.
The NLM YouTube channel will post videos of database training, NLM exhibitions (such as an overview of the new Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness), public service announcements, lectures and more. Interested parties can subscribe to be notified whenever new content is posted on the NLM channel. The NLM site also features links to NIH YouTube channels and other federal health resources.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
The December issue http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/ of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available. In this edition:
Click here http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/files/Dec2011/NIHNiHDec2011.pdf to download a PDF version for printing.
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
World AIDS Day on December 1 brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.
In advance of World AIDS Day 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about her goal for an “AIDS Free Generation” – a goal which aligns with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Visit PEPFAR [http://www.pepfar.gov ] to view the November 8 speech.
AIDSinfo joins people and organizations worldwide in observing World AIDS Day. In keeping with this year’s theme—Leading with Science, Uniting for Action—AIDSinfo is pleased to release the redesigned AIDSinfo and infoSIDA (Spanish version) Web sites. These sites (services of the US Department of Health and Human Services and managed by the National Library of Medicine) offer federally-approved information on HIV research and treatment, including medical practice guidelines and treatment and prevention research studies, to health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
Looking for more ways take action around World AIDS Day? Here are a few simple, powerful, and engaging ways:
Friday, October 28th, 2011
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is funding seven Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects in a new program which began September 2011. The program supports efforts of libraries and other organizations to work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by agencies working in any phase of all-hazards management.
Congratulations to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM!
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will partner with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and University of New Mexico Center for Disaster Medicine. The project will develop a framework for extending the role of librarians and informationists in providing access to the resources of the National Library of Medicine and other federal and state sources to the National Disaster Medical System and other federal response entities. The project will also develop and implement processes for improving local emergency responders’ ready access to quality disaster management information at time of need.
More information about the award and other recipients is available at: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html .
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.
The Fellowship offers:
- A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2011)
- Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
- Some relocation funding
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2012. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2012. Between four and seven fellows will be selected for the program.
Monday, October 24th, 2011
Commonly used three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful. National Institutes of Health stops one treatment arm of trial; other two treatments to continue.